Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 11, 2012

What were the top 10 bestselling games in America, Japan, and Europe? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the games that are the hottest worldwide.

What follows is a listing of the Top 10 bestsellers per region, for all systems combined.

North America’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    2. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
    3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    4. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
    6. Mario Party 9 (Wii)
    7. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
    8. MLB 12 The Show (PS3)
    9. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    10. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)

Mass Effect 3 is the final game in the Mass Effect Trilogy. Being highly anticipated, as it is, EA has shipped 3.5 million copies worldwide for launch across the retail Xbox 360, PS3 & PC versions. 890,000 sold in the USA on day 1.

Here’s the game’s live-action TV commercial.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition (DS)
    2. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
    3. One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)
    4. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
    5. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS)
    6. Shining Blade (PSP)
    7. Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai (3DS)
    8. Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai – Limited Edition (3DS)
    9. Magika Portable: Madoka Magica – Limited Edition Box (PSP)
    10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)

Nintendo, The Pokémon Company & Tecmo Koei have launched the Nintendo 3DS-exclusive game Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition. Released in Japan only yesterday (it’s currently not set to release anywhere else) it debuted #1 on the overall charts! Its unique mix of RPG and strategy elements from both series allow everything (including generals) to evolve.

Here’s the Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition TV commercial from Japan.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. FIFA Street (Xbox 360)
    2. FIFA Street (PS3)
    3. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    4. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    6. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Triple Character Pack – Lightning Rod, Zook and Cynder (Wii/PS3/Xbox 360/PC)
    7. Mass Effect 3 (PC)
    8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
    9. The Sims 3 Showtime – Katy Perry Collector’s Edition (PC/Mac)
    10. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)

FIFA Street is a shoe-in (pun intended) for the European soccer-loving market. Both versions of the game are selling well, ranking #1 & #2 in their debut week. Lionel Messi stars on the cover and Electronic Arts even announced he’s signed on to become the new face of the whole FIFA franchise.

Here’s the European FIFA Street TV commercial.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Mass Effect 3’s debut ranks highest on the Xbox 360 chart.
  • Just Dance 3’s stardom stays #1 on the Wii chart.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 returns on the PS3 chart.
  • Mario Kart 7 finishes on 1st place on the 3DS chart.
  • The Sims 3: Showtime is at the top of the Mac chart.
  • Radiant Historia shows up on the DS chart.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic is also at the top of the PC chart.
  • MLB 12 The Show is now on the PS Vita chart.
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted takes top spot on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts appears on the PS2 chart, where it’s been for 6+ years!

Sales data collected from Amazon’s US, JPN (PC) & UK / DE / FR websites.